Ellingworth focused on Landa but has spoken to Chris Froome about 2021

Rod Ellingworth has been tasked with taking Bahrain McLaren to the top (Image credit: Getty Images)

It’s widely regarded that while most teams would jump at the chance to sign Chris Froome, the reality is that few could afford the four-time Tour de France winner. 

The leading contenders consist of wealthy teams with room for multiple Grand Tour leaders on their roster, and while Bahrain-McLaren tick those two boxes, manager Rod Ellingworth has told Cyclingnews that his team are in a holding pattern around contract negotiations. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.